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Liberals Rally To Forestall Nomination Of Fiscal Centrist Bruce Reed As Biden Budget Director: 11/21/2020

Jay Heflin - Washington Examiner

Liberal groups are rallying to forestall the possibility that President-elect Joe Biden selects Bruce Reed to head his administration’s Office of Management and Budget, as they fear his relative fiscal conservatism would mean prioritizing deficit reduction over caring for people hurt by the pandemic.

Transition 2020: Biden's Defense Landing Team Under Fire For Lack Of Progressives: 11/12/2020

Bryan Bender - Politico

President-elect Joe Biden's transition is getting pressure from liberal lawmakers, progressive think tanks and anti-war groups to bring on a more diverse and broad-minded set of Pentagon advisers who are not reliant on defense industry donations.

Climate Chaos (Part Ii)  - The Militarization Of Liberals' Climate Change Response: 10/28/2020

Adam Johnson & Nima Shirazi - Citations Needed Podcast

Everywhere we turn in liberal discourse, high-profile Democrats and center-left media are framing climate change as a “national security” risk requiring national security solutions. But here's why demilitarization and global cooperation are really key to curbing emissions in time.

How Bipartisan Anti-China Rhetoric Is Being Used To Increase U.S. Military Spending: 10/21/2020

Sarah Lazare - In These Times

Republicans and Democrats are using the “menace” of China to justify pouring billions into the Pentagon’s budget.

Looming Failure Of Stimulus Exposes Gop’S Double Standards On The Deficit: 10/21/2020

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell coming out against a stimulus deal, it looks increasingly unlikely that Congress will pass a COVID stimulus bill before the election. While supposed concerns about a clash between the stimulus and the vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court have thrown a wrench ...

The High Price Of Police Militarization: 09/23/2020

Mike Kuhlenbeck - The Progressive

A new study highlights the “cruel, domestic” cost of America’s post-9/11 wars.

Missing From Mainstream Media: 09/15/2020

Paula Orloff - The Union

How many jobs are generated by constructive enterprises compared to weapons and warfare? The National Priorities Project shows better employment from health, education, housing, and infrastructure building.

It’S Time To Rein In Inflated Military Budgets: 09/14/2020

Elliott Negin - Scientific American

In an era of pandemics and climate change, we need to reconsider what “national security” means.

Oregon Can’T Fight Wildfires Because Its Helicopters Were Sent To Afghanistan: 09/11/2020

Alan Macleod - MintPress News

Many of Oregon’s largest firefighting aircraft are not available because the Department of Defense has sent them to Afghanistan to fight in the 20-year-old war.

Austerity Politics Aren’T Going To Cut Out Of Control Pentagon Spending: 08/26/2020

Lindsay Koshgarian - Responsible Statecraft

For those who want to see a correction to bloated Pentagon spending — and the military overreach it represents — the deficit fears deeply ingrained in American politics may seem like a nifty political means. But this is at best a short-term strategy.